Aviva Premiership
Gaskell weighs up offers before deciding future
ESPN Staff
December 20, 2013
James Gaskell has been strongly linked with Wasps © Getty Images

Sale Sharks flanker James Gaskell will listen to offers from other clubs before deciding where his future lies.

Former England Saxons captain Gaskell has been strongly linked with a move to Wasps for next season. And the 23-year-old has revealed he has already told Sale boss Steve Diamond he will wait until the new year to make a decision on his long-term future.

After January 1 Gaskell will be free to talk terms with rival Aviva Premiership clubs, and he told the Manchester Evening News he intends to take that opportunity.

"There are a lot of decisions I have to make," Gaskell said. "I've spoken to Dimes [Steve Diamond] and I've been open and honest throughout the whole thing.

"I've said all along I'm going to wait until January and I'll make my decision then and whatever I decide it will be purely based on rugby and where I see myself developing the best. If it's here, it's here and if not it will be with a new club. There's a lot to weigh up and a lot of people to talk to first."

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